Maestro develops noteworthy exercise routine for seniors

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Baton in hand, maestro David Dworkin, foreground, conducts his Conductorcise fitness workout.

Having studied at Juilliard, then performed in and conducted orchestras for almost 60 years, David Dworkin’s life has revolved around music. It still does, though Dworkin keeps trying to get others to do the revolving. And kicking. And jumping. And swinging their arms. Just about any kind of movement at all will do. … Continue reading →

Video tracks LSU Band’s journey to Ireland

Photo by Moe Athmann --The Golden Band from Tigerland brought some purple to Dublin, Ireland’s annual St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, and Moe Athmann was there to video the adventure.

The Golden Band from Tigerland brought some purple to Dublin, Ireland’s annual St. Patrick’s Festival Parade, and Moe Athmann was there to video the adventure. Follow the band’s journey from the United States to Ireland and were it joined with other bands from U.S., Ireland, Estonia and Germany in the parade. Dublin has hosted the festival every … Continue reading →

Video: Coffee cupping at Magpie Cafe

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNONChris Green, left, of Baton Rouge, and C.J. Thacker, of Walker, take a deep sniff of three internationally grown coffees at Magpie Cafe on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge on Feb. 22 during the cafe's first coffee cupping hosted by the store's roaster, Batdorf & Bronson.

Magpie Cafe hosted a coffee cupping at their 3205 Perkins Road location on Feb. 22. Owner James Jacobs Jr. and Jason Dominy, the community outreach coordinator for the specialty coffee roaster that supplies Magpie’s coffees, explained what tasters experience at a cupping event. Jacobs also explained that, “Cuppings are to coffee what wine tastings … Continue reading →